OK my son is 19 months old and holy crap, he is developing a bad temper! Is this normal? Ok I'll give an example. This morning I gave him a bowl of cheerios for breakfast. He is good at eating with a spoon and normally likes cereal. Well this morning he was putting the cereal in his mouth and then opening his mouth and letting the food fall out onto his lap haha. So I told him not to do that nicely and gave him a few chances and ended up taking the cereal away from him because he was making a huge mess and not eating anything. Well he went balistic! He was crying sooo hard and like slamming himself around his chair, and anything he could get his hands on, he would throw against the wall. He kept pointing towards the counter and I was offering him different things like a banana, yogurt, etc but none of them was what he wanted and he just kept getting madder and madder. I ended up picking him out and putting him in his room, and within a minute he had calmed himself down and was fine. But sheesh! Does anyone else's kids do this? Another thing is last night my dad was babysitting him and he pointed to the door like he wanted to go outside and my dad said no they couldnt go outside because it was cold and dark out, and he freaked out and was screaming and crying at the top of his lungs. My dad tried to settle him down for 15 minutes, and ended up having to call me to come get him because he couldnt calm him down. It's like I know he is getting frustrated with communicating because he doesnt have many words, and I have seen him getting frustrated when he is trying to tell me something and I cant figure out what it is. But like this is a serious temper. Even little things lately, like if a toy doesnt do exactly what he wants that second, he will throw himself on the floor on his stomach and start crying. I just dont know what to do. Is there anything that I can do to help with this anger and frustration? He just seems to have so much anger and he is only 19 months old! I dont understand it. Like is this normal? I feel like I do a pretty good job raising him, he has all his basic needs met, and I try as much as possible to get down on the floor with him and play with him. I tell him that I love him all the time, and show lots of affection to him. He loves being read to, so I read him a few books everyday. I give him positive encouragement when he does something good. He has other people that love and care for him too. I just dont understand where all this anger is coming from. Sorry this is so long, but any advice / feedback would be appreciated.